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Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead the Rest…


April Poetry Readings

April is National Poetry Month. The Southwest Festival of the Written Word and the Silver City Library are proud to present two events to celebrate National Poetry Month. Both are open to the public free of charge. Please join us!     Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:00 –11:00am Silver CityRead the Rest…


Silver City has a new Poet Laureate!

Silver City has a new Poet Laureate. Elise Stuart was selected by the Southwest Festival of the Written Word and the Silver City Town Council to be the second person to hold this honorary title. She will hold the position for two years. As Poet Laureate, she will promote expandingRead the Rest…


Search Begins for Silver City Area’s Second Poet Laureate

Nominations are now being sought for the Silver City area’s second Poet Laureate, following Bonnie Buckley Maldonado’s tenure as the first. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment to the literary art form, and whoRead the Rest…


Spring as a Poem

Spring as a Poem Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play “Home on the Range”, Dr. Brewster M. Higley, 1870’s   A fox in a box amazed a human astonished the fox. A bird box, a fox box a fox willRead the Rest…


Meet Silver City’s First Poet Laureate

Bonnie Buckley Maldonado is Silver City’s first Poet Laureate. She is the award-winning author of four books of poetry and has been anthologized in many more. She was a Willa Finalist by Women Writing the West, in 2010. She is a retired professor and dean from Western New Mexico University.Read the Rest…


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